Exhibition: The Grand Scale: New Watercolors by Alexander Creswell

8 Sep 2006

060907exhibcreswell1_139x250 Celebrated English watercolorist Alexander Creswell is the focus of this exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Modern, in New York City, October 5 through November 4.

The Grand Scale: New Watercolors by Alexander Creswell
October 5 through November 4, 2006
Hirschl & Adler Modern
New York, New York
(212) 535-8810

Celebrated English watercolorist Alexander Creswell is the focus of this exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Modern, in New York City, October 5 through November 4. Twenty-fours works—12 watercolors and 12 preparatory sketches and maquettes—will be exhibited, providing a view of his process of creating large-scale watercolors. Previously topping out at 30” x 22”, Creswell’s watercolor paper is now cut from rolls 60” x 120’, allowing the artist to custom-size works to fit his subjects. Due to the large nature of his watercolors, the artist has developed a new working process in which he is assisted by a custom-made hydraulic easel and a specially designed palette fashioned from an autopsy table.

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Queensboro Bridge 2
2006, watercolor and colored pencil, 83 x 45. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, New York
The Arch of Titus
2005, watercolor, 59 x 40. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, New York.
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Salute 2005, watercolor and gold leaf, 59 x 40. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, New York.

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Kathryn Clark wrote
on 21 Sep 2006 2:22 PM
It would be nice to see more photos, some preparatory sketches with the finished paintings. I would like the magazine to have an indepth article about this work and his process.
Julie Rizzo wrote
on 21 Sep 2006 6:13 PM
thank you for featuring this artist; I, too, would like more information about his work